Director

Originally from Exeter, I have a passion for theatre, TV and film with entertainment at its heart. Pieces that will make you laugh, and cry, and cry with laughter. Pieces that whisk you away into someone else’s world and make you reconsider your own.

I’m co-host and producer of the podcast Making a Musical: The Future of British Musical Theatre for The Other Palace. I co-founded Exeter Fringe Festival where I was Festival Director from 2019 – 21, and I am Junior Associate at the King’s Head Theatre.

I’ve recently been a first round judge for the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize, and a judge for the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composers & Writing Teams scheme.

I’m based in London, with a breadth of experience working across comedies, histories, queer stories and musical theatre.

Credit: Harry Elletson

I am:

Collaborative

Adventurous

Instinctive

Candid

Sharp

Tenacious

Curious

Kind

Precise

Committed

Determined

Versatile

I make work that is:

Bold

Entertaining

Heartfelt

Fun

Pacey

Inventive

Sparkling

Truthful

Witty

Fierce

Electric

Relevant

Heartbreaking

Bright

Punchy

Charming

Alive

Inclusive

Theatrical

Funny

Previous Work in Detail:

Credits as Director include:

Dick Whittington (Exeter Northcott Theatre); Mermaid (Theatre503); Beauty and the Beast (Core Theatre, Solihull); High School Musical (Hall for Cornwall); Forgotten Fellow (The Lion and Unicorn); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  (Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple)

As Associate Director:

Bang Bang! by John Cleese (UK Tour); Monmouth: The Westcountry Rebellion (Marine Theatre).

As Resident Director

Club Tropicana  (UK Tour).

As Assistant Director:

Spring Awakening 15th Anniversary Concert (Victoria Palace), Beauty and the Beast (Exeter Northcott Theatre); Hot Flushes The Musical (UK Tour); Buttons: A Cinderella Story, High Ridin’ by James Hogan, For Reasons That Remain Unclear by Mart Crowley (King’s Head Theatre); The Monstrum (Marine Theatre & The Egg at Bath Theatre Royal).

Youth Theatre, Workshops & Teaching:

High School Musical, Matilda, We Will Rock You (Hall for Cornwall); Applying to Fringe Festivals  (Plymouth University); Producing a Festival  (Exeter Northcott Theatre); Acting Through Song  (Falmouth University); Comedy in Acting (Exeter College)

As Producer

King’s Head Theatre Online Series (The King’s Head Theatre), All That Scratch  (The Other Palace); Cracking  (South West Tour Clarke Andrews’ The Tempest  (South West Tour); Hot Flushes The Musical  (UK Tour).

As Assistant Producer:

La Traviata  (King’s Head Theatre); Playmill New Writing Festival 2018  (King’s Head Theatre), The Monstrum  (Marine Theatre & The Egg at Bath Theatre Royal).

Finale of Snow White

Snow White at the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple (2019)

Projects I'm looking to direct in the future include:

  • Musicals
  • Comedies
  • Histories
  • Queer Stories
  • Stories from the South West and the LGBTQ+ community
  • Devised Theatre
  • Progressive Pantomime

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Productions in Detail

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

The production is a hilarious new take on the classic folk tale, combining stunning costumes, spectacular sets and mesmerising song and dance routines to catapult audiences through a rollercoaster, rags-to-riches ride filled with courage and camaraderie – both human and feline.

Expect plenty of laughs, great music, amazing special effects and full-on fun for every generation with this fabulous rags-to-riches tale.

Mermaid

Mermaid

Join David on a witty, tender, heartfelt journey to queer adulthood. A new solo play about regaining your spark and moving on from the past. Mermaid is the story of joy, naivety, and the magic of a queer childhood that encourages us all to seek out that same power and euphoria today.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

The award-winning Little Wolf Entertainment (the team behind Cinderella and Robin Hood) return with even more shimmering sets, outrageous costumes, magic and mayhem in this brand new furry-tail adventure!

Forgotten Fellow

Forgotten Fellow

Student life is far from normal, especially when you wake up overnight to find you are imprisoned. Junk food, drinking and excessive phone calls to parents seem to be the only survival techniques. Follow these students, as they navigate living away from home, in a new city and in an even more alien environment. This is not quite the Uni experience they have all dreamed of!

Bang Bang!

Bang Bang!

John Cleese makes his stage writing debut with a hilarious new adaptation of this classic comedy – a delicious blend of French farce and Fawlty Towers based on Monsieur Chasse! by Georges Feydeau.

(Mr John Cleese does not appear in this production – he wanted to, but we wouldn’t let him.)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the fairest panto of them all? With lavish scenery, costumes, and dazzling special effects, the annual Queens Theatre family pantomime is the perfect Christmas treat. With a star name cast, live music, spectacular dance routines, and a hilarious script, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has something for everyone, so come and join the fun in this totally “wicked” family pantomime.